This is episode 164 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Skype Founders Want It Back, Dell Phones?, Facebook and Your GPA, New iPhones Coming?, and more...
What's new in Episode 164
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com
Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio
David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute
Is Apple Doing Low-End iPhones?
Rumors are out that Apple has several new flavors of the iPhone in the works. One has it that the company will deliver the iPhone Mini, a version of the phone with less storage and no Wi-Fi for $149 or $99. Would this make sense for Apple?
Associated Press Suing News Aggregator for Linking, Snippets
The Associated Press is suing news-aggregation site Moreover and its parent company VeriSign for copyright infringement for snippeting and linking to its news, according to several blogs. Didn't we already see the lawsuits regarding linking to news back in 1999?
Do Skype's Founders Really Want It Back?
The founders of Skype, currently owned by eBay, are interested in bidding for the company they sold some four years ago, according to The New York Times. They've reportedly contacted private equity firms, and the deal could reportedly be in the $1 billion to $2 billion range. Does this sound right?
Facebook is Bad for Your GPA
Researchers at Ohio State University have delved deep into the habits of Facebook users, and found that regular users who are young do worse in school tests. In fact, they say, the majority of those who Facebook daily do worse by as much as one whole grade. Does this sound right?
Dell's Handsets to Sell At Retail
Whenever Dell does unveil its much-hinted-about new handset, it will apparently be taking a nontraditional route to the market, according to an analyst report. Dell has decided to sell its new product through retailers only, Ashok Kumar of Collins Stewart said. Carriers reportedly aren't interested.